Implementation period: 2019 – 2021.
Donor: EU IPA14
Project objectives: ”Development of an Integrated National Qualifications System in Serbia” Project supported the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in establishing a National Qualifications Framework, which will contribute to matching the supply of education and training with the needs of the labour market. The Project supported the work of the newly established Qualifications Agency, the development of the NQF Register, the development of sector profiles and qualifications standards, and the development of a functional system for recognition of prior learning.
Project activities are divided into three segments (three Project results):
Activities under Result 1 were focused on establishing the NQF Register and institutionalising social partnerships. Activities also covered support to the Qualifications Agency and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for drafting regulations and required by-laws.
Through activities under Result 2, support was provided for developing sector profiles and qualifications standards, including support for the work of sector skill councils. The Project task was to create a methodology that will enable the development of sector profiles in all sectors and to enable the Qualifications Agency and sector skill councils to apply this methodology. Project activities also focused on developing Methodology for qualification standard development and linking qualifications with occupational standards.
Under Result 3 existing Concept of recognition of prior learning was analysed, and based on it, the system for recognition of prior learning was be piloted. Based on the piloting results, the Concept was revised, and the Project supported the system in establishing quality assurance mechanisms in the process of recognition of prior learning.
The Project began operating in February 2019 and continued until August 2021.